AVANS University of Applied Sciences, Research Group Social Resilience in Digital Society

Theme: Safety & Security

Pitch Line Rapid digitisation creates public safety issues that the AVANS Research Group Social Resilience in the Digital Society captures through research on ethical, legal and organisational aspects.

At Avans University of Applied Sciences we aim to develop talent by helping future graduates to become highly qualified professionals, who continuously develop themselves and their profession and who are aware of their social responsibility also from an international perspective.

We aim to contribute towards shaping and realizing social, cultural and economic developments in the region by acting as a sustainable partner for regional companies, authorities and organizations in developing, sharing and generating knowledge and carrying out practice-based research.

We aim to be a socially innovative organization whose staff are committed to using their professional skills to help to develop students, the profession and the region to the best of their ability.

Avans prepares students to become professionals who will make a difference. No matter what their discipline is, they always act with the future in mind. We support them in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to make a sustainable contribution to the society in which they work.

By sustainable we mean they have a strong sense of social responsibility and put people, planet and prosperity at the heart of what they do. Although sustainable development is one of today’s concerns, it is ultimately a long-term investment we make for future generations as well as our own. Sustainable development increases global prosperity.

At Avans, students learn how to find sustainable solutions to tomorrow’s problems. This requires an analytical and inquisitive attitude, entrepreneurship, interprofessional collaboration and creativity – and a moral compass to guide their actions.




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